Visual Composition | A Look From Here To Eternity

Where is the magic? We see something that takes our breath away and takes us to an incredible new world. Just as various instruments come together in a symphonic song... so it is the same for visuals. 

Technology today gives us incredible lenses and insight with which to view the world. It opens the door for us to slow down time and speed it up. To appear large or small. But it's the way we see it and in the order we watch that evokes a powerful emotion. 

For the past 100+ years, film has been the ultimate form of creative expression. The highest of collaborative feats between the worlds of science and art. One limits and one pushes beyond the limits until we know again. 

 

 

FAITH AND SCIENCE

Faith works like this. We believe for something we cannot yet see or understand... 

 

Science works the opposite in that we try to know...

Faith and knowledge go hand and hand.

 

We push ourselves to create outside of the box while still embracing where we are now. This moment is all that we have while somehow we connect to eternity. This power is eternal, but it fades in a moment. 

Filmmakers, creators, and storytellers remind the world that ALL moments matter. Many moments, we will forget, yes, but those captured will serve to remind us of where we've been and where we are going. We must return to a childlike state to create, we need others to keep us grounded... and every child needs a shoulder on which to stand. 

Whose shoulders are you standing on? What does it look like to return to a childlike state and ask for what you really want? What could you imagine that would make your life easier, more fulfilling, more favorable? 

When we let go of our preconceived ideas confined by what we know, we are able to pave better paths not just for ourselves, but for others. What are you leaving behind? 

Creating An Environment Of Trust and Greatness

"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist


What creates an environment of trust and greatness?


The Vision Designer is the ultimate tool to get going on a project by diagnosing a problem and creating a product.

The Vision Designer is the ultimate tool to get going on a project by diagnosing a problem and creating a product.

1. Design The Vision - AND GET IT IN WRITING

  • Agree On Problems That Need Fixing

  • Agree On Solutions For These Problems

  • Convert It Into A Product

  • Designate Roles and Responsibilities

  • Determine Tools and Resources Needed

  • Foresee Future Obstacles


2. Make The Project Human - Give It A Soul

  • Share the why of the project.

  • Find A Deeper Meaning That Connects All Who Are Involved

  • This Goes Beyond The Monetary Scope and Asks "What Are We Really Building?"


3. Get Real About Winning Environments

  • What non-negotiables are involved and how can they favor everyone?

  • Convey the rules and parameters - even limitations of the project so you can make sure they favor the organization.

  • Make sure everyone will be properly rewarded in a meaningful way

 


4. The Who Matters More Than The What

  • People are people and they vary on how caring they are, how knowledgeable they are, how disciplined they are, how courageous they are, and how trustworthy they are. 

  • Accept people for where they are now, and look for opportunities to help them grow

  • At the end of the day, it's easier to catch a fly with honey than with vinegar and love covers a multitude of sins. 

  • If you stop loving, it's not going to work... We all have our breaking point, but remember to forgive yourself and forgive others quickly.  


5. Embrace and Communicate Change and New Opportunities QUICKLY!

This is a simple blank template that will help you communicate a need for change. We got this information from our friends at Dale Carnegie!

Sometimes things change. A new competitor emerges, the stocks go down, the contractor quits or moves, the technology changes. This is where trust is typically broken and communication stops. When things change out of favor of one party, it's good to create a culture of openness and democracy to find solutions for all involved. We can plan for something to cost X but then experience a cost surge. When plans fail, we tend to blame the plan, not change. We must learn to embrace change as a necessary evil and a necessary advantage. While good plans tend to include contingencies, we must always be on the lookout for change.

When communicating change to others: 

- Share pros and cons of different ways to course correct and maneuver 

- Make a final suggestion after outlining the possibilities


6. Categorize Your Systems In Three Areas

Develop systems that will help your team stay on mission and to advance positions. 

  1. Monetization: Identify what skills will make you more money

  2. Specialization: Find ways to specialize your skills and become more unique

  3. Philosophy: Find acronyms, challenges, mantras, and more that help stay focused on the bigger picture and keep you in pursuit of the higher things in life such as faith, family, and humanity as a whole. 


Putting it into action!!!

A. Create a culture of people who listen to their own needs as well as to the needs of others inside and outside of your industry.

B. Make decisions by defeating doubt DEFEATS acronymn (use Demonstrations, Examples, Facts, Exhibits, Analogies, Testimonials, and Statistics)

C. Work ONLY on things that will give you a return on your investment and do not squander time. Make sure that leaders delegate the mission along with the tasks. 

D.  Find fun, exciting ways to award and receive financial, professional, and spiritual rewards.  


T - Be Transparent

R - Be Responsive

U - Use Care

S - Be Sincere

T - Be Trustworthy

The Trust Acronymn

Video Facts

Here are a list of some incredibly stunning facts about video from Wyzowl: 

(We didn't write this - we got this from here)

Fact 1

Businesses using video grow company revenue 49% faster, year-over-year, than organisations without.

Fact 2

79% of consumers would rather watch a video to learn about a product, than read text on a page.

Fact 3

YouTube is the SECOND most popular search engine, in the world. (In case you weren’t sure, number 1 is Google)

Fact 4

Forrester Research found that video increases the chance of a front-page Google result by 53 times! And considering only 10% of users look past the first page of search results, the first page is where you need to be!

Fact 5

Our Rise in Video infographic shows that videos are 4x more engaging than static content.

Fact 6

20 MILLION videos are uploaded to Facebook each month

Fact 7

39 BILLION videos are viewed per month in the U.S. That’s 211 videos viewed and 16 hours of time spent per person, per MONTH!

Fact 8

Mobile video traffic accounted for 55% of total mobile data traffic in 2015. This will increase elevenfold to 75% by 2020

Fact 9

Networking manufacturer Cisco state that 86% of the Internet audience is watching online video – that’s 183 million people!

Fact 10

More than three-quarters (76%) of users have visited a company’s website after watching one of their video ads on social media.

Fact 11

85% of Facebook video is watched without sound.

Fact 12

Among millennials, YouTube accounts for two-thirds of the premium online video watched across ALL devices.

Fact 13

99% of businesses will continue to use video throughout 2017.

Fact 14

The most viewed YouTube video is this: 

 

Fact 15

By 2025, half of viewers under the age of 32 will not subscribe to a pay TV service.

Fact 16

Video in an email leads to 200-300% increase in click-through rates.

Fact 17

It would take an individual more than 5 million years to watch the amount of video that will cross global IP networks each month in 2020.

Fact 18

Snapchatters watch 10 billion videos a day.

Fact 19

In 1956, video recorders were sold for $50,000 and videotapes cost $300 per one-hour reel!

Fact 20

Users trust their friends’ judgement when it comes to video ads. 69% say they’d be more likely to watch a video ad their friend had shared.

Fact 21

The very first music video to appear on MTV was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles.

 

Fact 22

80% of users can recall a video ad they viewed in the past 30 days.

Fact 23

59% of executives agree that if both text and video are available on the same topic, they are more likely to choose video.

Fact 24

83% of businesses believe that video gives them a good ROI.

Fact 25

The most popular YouTube channel (at the time of writing this article) is PewDiePiewith 55,400,744 subscribers.

Fact 26

72% of businesses who use video believe that it has improved the conversion rateof their website.

Fact 27

Noted as the one of the first animated films ever to be made, Gertie the Dinosaur was created by Winsor McCay and it took 10,000 drawings to produce the 12 minute film:

 

Fact 28

Social Media Examiner found that 76% of marketers plan to add videos to their sites and video is now a higher priority than Facebook, Twitter and their blog.

Fact 29

When asked which skills they wished they, or their teams, were more adept at, 42.4% of marketers and 31.7% of SMB owners listed video marketing.

Fact 30

A staggering 98% of users say they’ve watched an explainer video to learn moreabout a product or service.

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